When can I plant Flowering Maple in Zone 2a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of figuring out when it's possible to plant flowering maple is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 2a.


Planting Calendar for Flowering Maple

Frost tolerance for flowering maple: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Flowering Maple are not cold tolerant which means that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant flowering maple
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant flowering maple
Probably not a good time to plant flowering maple

The earliest that you can plant flowering maple in Zone 2a is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant flowering maple and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your flowering maple may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your flowering maple indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 2a. It might get as low as -50°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a it frosts late in the year after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your flowering maple in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-50°F
Highest Expected Low-45°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2a.